Job posted by: Rosie's Place
Posted on: July 3, 2014
To provide outreach services to formerly homeless and recently housed guests who face lifelong challenges due to chronic mental illness, physical disabilities, and other barriers that jeopardize permanent housing.
8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Some flexibility needed.
Maintain program enrollment of 60 formerly homeless and recently housed individuals who have chronic mental health issues, physical disabilities or limited education that put them at a higher risk of homelessness.
Visit guests in their homes and provide outreach services, information, referrals and occasionally accompany guests to court, medical, and housing appointments.
Assist guests in assessing and prioritizing their needs and forming realistic action plans. Encourage self-sufficiency, responsibility and independence.
Work with Rosie's Place staff and other agencies to ensure the safety and continued tenancy of the guests.
Maintain accurate guest records in our online database. Ensure confidentiality when handling all aspects of guest's information.
Report directly to the Outreach Program Manager and perform any additional duties as assigned by the manager.
Minimum of two years experience in case management and/or outreach
Proven knowledge of and ability to work with community services
Experience with crisis intervention regarding issues such as homelessness, mental health, substance abuse
Proven ability to work independently and prioritize work
Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues affecting poor and homeless women
Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
Strong communication and computer skills
Proven ability to work flexibly and creatively within a highly stressful and challenging environment
Second language strongly preferred in Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, or Spanish
Must have a car, valid driver's license and a safe driving record
Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Outreach Program/ Stabilization Worker" in the subject line of your email.